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Skilled New York immigration lawyer

The Law Office of David K. S. Kim, P.C. handles all aspects of immigration and nationality law, including the most complex cases. Click here to view examples of Attorney Kim's successful cases.

Whether you wish to immigrate to the United States as a lawful permanent resident or stay here temporarily as a non-immigrant, you must qualify for one of the immigrant or nonimmigrant visas specified below:

Business and employment-based immigration law

Prospective immigrants in this category must go through three stages in application process. First, a PERM — old labor certification — must be filed with and certified by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). This stage requires proving to the DOL that no U.S. citizen or permanent resident workers with the required minimum educational and/or work experience is available to fill the job offered to the prospective immigrant. Once the PERM application has been certified, the petitioning employer files an I-140 petition for an immigrant visa on behalf of the prospective applicant. Finally, the prospective applicant files his/her own I-485 Application for Adjustment of Status — green card application — or applies for an Immigrant Visa at the U.S. Consulate in his or her home country. The later is commonly known as "consular processing."

Business and employment-based immigrant visas for permanent residence:

  • EB-1
    • Foreign Nationals of Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Professors and Researchers
    • Multinational Executives and Managers
  • EB-2
    • Workers with Advanced Degrees or Exceptional Ability in the Sciences, Arts or Business
    • National Interest Waiver (NIW)
  • EB-3
    • Skilled Workers and Professionals
    • Unskilled Workers
  • EB-4 Special Immigrant visas for Religious Workers
  • EB-5 Investor and Employment Creation visas

Business and employment-based non-immigrant visas:

  • E-1 and E-2 Treaty Trader and Investor visas
  • H-1B Specialty Occupation (professional) visas
  • L-1 Intra-Company Transfer visas
  • J-1 and Q-1 Exchange Visitor visas
  • O-1 Extraordinary Ability Worker visas
  • P-1 Artists and Athletes visas
  • R-1 Religious Worker visas
  • TN Status Under the North American Free Trade Agreement

Family-based immigration

U.S. citizens or permanent residents may petition for their family members — including spouses, parents, children and siblings — to immigrate to the United States as permanent residents. These are the categories of family-based immigration:

  • FB-1 First Preference
  • FB-2A Second Preference
  • FB-2B Second Preference
  • FB-3 Third Preference
  • FB-4 Fourth Preference
  • K-1 Fiancé/Fiancée visas
  • K-3 visas For immigration and visa assistance in Flushing, New York

Removal and deportation defense

With the exception of U.S. citizens, persons in any immigration status, including lawful permanent residents, can be placed in removal or deportation proceedings. This action, can have serious consequences, including permanent banishment from the United States, continued detention, and permanent separation from families and loved ones. Whether someone is removable is a legal and factual issue that can be disputed in Immigration Court. David K.S. Kim has a proven track record of winning the most difficult removal cases.

Federal Court proceedings

Federal court litigation requires superior legal research and writing skills, and oral advocacy, and is an extremely time-consuming and labor-intensive process. Immigration law is no exception, and there are few immigration law practitioners in the country who can competently handle federal court litigation. David K. S. Kim, having extensive experience in these proceedings and appeals, is one of them.

For immigration and visa assistance in Flushing, New York

For help with your immigration goals, contact the Law Office of David K. S. Kim, P.C. to arrange a consultation. Attorney Kim speaks English and Korean.